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Miller announces $500K Southland Family Support Fund 

Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller (D-6th) announced on Wednesday, May 20, the establishment of a recovery fund to assist families in need in the Southland.  “Data shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the South Suburbs hard, exacerbating economic and healthcare disparities that already existed, especially in the Southland communities.[Read More…]

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Coping with COVID: May 15

Homewood’s Fourth of July parade has been canceled for this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Same for garage sales. Veterans interview show offered as some compensation for canceled Memorial Day parade. Health officials continue to tout use of face coverings but not gloves as personal protection for the general[Read More…]

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Coping with COVID: May 10

A good day and good trends. Gov. J.B. Pritzker has been quick to caution people not read too much into daily swings in COVID-19 statistics, urging instead attention to longer term trends. On Sunday, though, the daily numbers and trends seem to be going in the right direction. The day saw[Read More…]

Local hospital staff rise to the occasion of pandemic

Healthcare workers at Franciscan Health in Olympia Fields have faced the overwhelming demands of the COVID-19 pandemic without becoming overwhelmed, according to one administrator.  It hasn’t been easy. In a recent interview with the Chronicle, Mari Lynn Ross, vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer at Franciscan[Read More…]

Coping with COVID: May 8

Illinois sets a new record for COVID-19 tests administered in one day. Homewood and Flossmoor cases edge up. The unemployment numbers released Friday were grim, but the state is trying to meet the huge demand for unemployment benefits. A new program starts Monday that will provide benefits to contract workers.[Read More…]

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